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raised the debt ceiling, it would be $1 for spending cuts for every dollar in debt ceiling raised. that is not what you got this time. and you have put the focus on senate democrats, a political tactic, perhaps a very successful one. but is that really a tactical retreat? >> i don't think so at all, chuck. and i was curious to hear steny's comments about this being a gimmick. 86 democrats supported the bill that we had on the floor yesterday, the no budget, no pay, so clearly they didn't think it was a gimmick. this was a bipartisan effort. look, if you look at the goal, we've got to get our fiscal house in order, we've got to balance the budget, and in order to do that, the senate actually has to produce a budget, which they haven't done in nearly four years. the house has had budgets for each of the last two years that actually get to balance. so what we did, in this bill, is to say to the senate, look, you've got to do a budget. families do budgets, businesses do budgets, employers do budgets. the senate has not done a budget in nearly four years, so this is the challenge for t
the debt ceiling to keep going up through the middle of may. that would delay the expected shutdown -- rather, showdown between democrats and republicans over spending cuts. the house passed the bill last week. president obama said he will sign it if it passes in the senate. >>> chuck hagel will face some tough questions today in his bid to become defense secretary. the senate armed services committee will hold his confirmation hearing. he's a former republican senator but may have a hard time winning support from the senate's gop members. six republicans have already said they will oppose his nomination. they have questions about comments he made about israel and iran. if confirmed, hagel would be the first vietnam vet to lead the pentagon. >>> president obama says he hopes for some form of immigration within six months. in an interview with telemundo, he says the plan must include a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country. and he says it's time for congress to act. >> we've been working on this for a long time. we know what the issues are. i've
today. >> obviously democrats would prefer a longer suspension of the debt ceiling which would provide additional economic security and stability as we continue to find ways to decrease the deficit. raising the possibility the united states could default on its obligations every few months is not an ideal way to run government but a short-term solution is better than another imminent manufactured crisis. >> reporter: there will be a whole bunch of amendments proposed today. one would offset every dollar of increased borrowing with spending reductions. another would add 120 day extension to any possible government shutdown threat in the future to give lawmakers to avoid type of bloated bills that get passed in the dead of night and increase the deficit, debt and spending. all the amendments are expected to be defeated and the measure is expected to pass and as for that member pay, folks shouldn't think lawmakers are making too much of a sacrifice. there is constitutional amendment says senators and house members have to be paid. their salaries would be delayed, not denied. jenna: do we
, the house passed a debt ceiling bill by a vote of 285 to 144 to let the government keep borrowing money. the bill withholds the pay of any law maker in the senate or the house if they don't vote by april 15th. the vote clears the way until the next budget battle in march. >>> it is still unclear whether a student at the university of virginia will be charged for a hoax. the campus was put on lock down around 9:00 last night when a student called to report a man with a gun. police saefrped the campus building by building. the student who made the call confessed he made the story up while being interviewed by officers. the lock down was lifted about two hours later. >> now to a fox 5 follow up on a deadly house fire in falls church virginia we told you about yesterday morning. the home on manner road went up in flames at 3:30 wednesday morning. fire investigators and gas employees were on the scene most of the day. they still don't know what sparked the fire. neighbors say the two people killed were a mother and daughter. and they say they were both hearing impaired. >> it is 8:11 now. it
brought by house republicans in passing or no budget, no pay provision as part of the debt ceiling will now over the senate, it looks like according to senator murray, will now pick up a budget. this is important because while republicans believe spending is the problem, not the lack of taxation, it's going to be a revealing exercise to see how the budget market is in the committee and of course on the floor it will be insured challenge for those who believe our revenue is the is suppose to reining in the d.c. how senate democrats produce 51 votes by deeper 15 deadline. the senate republicans just released a video that highlights the presidents past statements when it comes to tackling debt and the factual record when it comes to tackling debt. when it comes to reducing the debt as we would say in the west, the president has been all hat and no cowboy. he's been all talk and no action. what we've seen over the past for your sisterly dollars deficit every single year, the debt ballooned by 50% and the president's record and his rhetoric is so much a. we would like to have a debate a
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